Blacked Out 62 Grill.. (1 Viewer)

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I took the forum's tip on painting the grill with $7 rattle can bedliner. Two cans 24 hours apart and so far so good. It made it though the flying limbs courtesy of Hurricane Ophelia :cool:

I think it takes 10 years off the old girl and the spotted wonderdog approves.

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That looks really nice. I'll have to try that, I have way too much yellow showing through on mine.
 
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Yeah, I think it turned out great. My grill before was also peeling, yellow and cracked in 4 places. I hot glued/filled in the large gaps/cracks before painting. The textured paint helped hide my sloppy glue job really well.

Prep: Other guys mentioned sandblasting, I don't have access to one so I pressure washed with neighbor's cheapo sprayer. It took about three days of sun and heat for the paint to really harden but it seems pretty tough and I got 1/2 can left for touchups.

really brings out the logo too. :)
 
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had my grill off to change the radiator, it was a mess so I scraped off the loose chrome, then sanded it with 220. Then I got a can of liquid sandpaper called Will-Bond that I used a lot in the past painting..put it in a spray bottle, soaked the grill with the spray, let it sit a few minutes then sprayed on some satin rustoleum. Total prep time around 45 minutes. Seems to be sticking good.
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I painted mine as well and have been very happy with it. I just sanded an old OEM chrome grille that I bought used and painted it with a Home Depot primer. It has held up for nearly a year now with no dings or chips at all.
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cbmontgo, I'm sure its been asked, but how did you make the home depot bumper? It looks pretty kick ass!
 
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I have some chrome peeling here and there. I think the black grill will look real good on my dark grey 90'. I think I jus tmight do the same.

Looks good guys.

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fjman, the bumper is custom made buy a guy in our club, but the primer came from Home Depot. I sanded an old chrome grille and painted it.........surprisingly simple and works/looks good so far.
 
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I blacked out the vents on mine with the satin Krylon and it looks 100% better. Now after see cbmontgos silver rig all blacked out, I see what my Sunday will consist of.

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cbmontgo said:
I painted mine as well and have been very happy with it. I just sanded an old OEM chrome grille that I bought used and painted it with a Home Depot primer. It has held up for nearly a year now with no dings or chips at all.
that's a NICE rig brotha! nice front bumper too! I definately want to black out my grill and front light doors.
 
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cbmontgo said:
fjman, the bumper is custom made buy a guy in our club, but the primer came from Home Depot. I sanded an old chrome grille and painted it.........surprisingly simple and works/looks good so far.
I think he meant in your sig it states HD bumper. Hehe. grille looks good. What did you top coat it with?
 

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Oh--I see what you're saying. I meant "heavy duty" with the HD, not Home Depot. That is hilarious. I may need to change my sig....

Here is the paint that I used:
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Damn cbmontgo,

your truck is looking good. i wish i was still down ther to hang out with you guys.

by the way, what kind of rack do you have?
 

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Thanks, Benji. Too bad you aren't still down here in the DF-Dub. You need to get back to an LSLC mtg some time for old times' sake.

That is a Wilderness rack that I bought used. It is solid as a damn rock too.
 
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Hey Tapage...what kind of lights are those on the bumper. Don't tell me I gotta get them shipped from Panama :doh:
 

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